Carson City, Nevada - Governor Brian Sandoval today announced he has appointed Elliott Sattler to the Second Judicial District, Department 10 vacancy.

“Elliott has tried hundreds of cases and has strong prosecutorial experience,” Governor Brian Sandoval said.  “I am confident that the depth of his experience in the courtroom and his long-time roots in Washoe County will allow him to hit the ground running.”

A Nevada resident for 41 years, Elliott Sattler received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Political Science with a minor in Economics from Willamette University.  During his senior year of college, he interned with a member of the Oregon State Senate. Sattler graduated from the Willamette University College of Law in 1992.

During law school, Sattler worked as a law clerk at the Oregon Mental Health Hospital, where inmates were authorized to access legal materials, and as a clerk for the Marion County District Attorney’s Office, where he was assigned to the juvenile division.  In his first year legal research class, Sattler was recognized as an “outstanding writer” and in his second year, he was named to the law school’s law review.  In his third year, he participated in the moot court competition. 

Sattler was admitted to the Nevada bar in 1992 and in 1993, he joined the Washoe County District Attorney’s Office, where he is currently a senior trial deputy attorney, assigned to the felony trial team. Currently, nearly 100 percent of Sattler’s practice is devoted to litigation. Sattler served as the prosecutor in the Brianna Denison murder case.  He is also a member of the “Homicide on Call” team, a special unit of prosecutors qualified to prosecute homicide cases. 

In his free time, Sattler judges mock trial competitions and constitutional government competitions; he is a member of the Washoe County Bar Association (past president), Washoe Legal Services (board of directors), Transition into Practice committee (state bar), Nevada State Bar, and the National District Attorney’s Association.